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Southlake, Texas


Southlake, Texas

Southlake, Texas
City of Southlake, Texas
The city courthouse
Southlake City Hall, Southlake Town Square
Location of Southlake in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Southlake in Tarrant County, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Tarrant, Denton
Incorporated 1956
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Laura Hill[1]
 • Town Council
 • House of Representatives
 • TX Senate
 • U.S. Congress
 • Total 22.5 sq mi (58.1 km2)
 • Land 21.9 sq mi (56.7 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.4 km2)  2.45%
Elevation 640 ft (195 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 26,575
 • Density 983.0/sq mi (379.6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76092
Area code(s) 817, 682
FIPS code 48-69032[4]
GNIS feature ID 1347589[5]

Southlake is a city located predominately in Tarrant County with areas that extend into Denton County[6] in the U.S. state of Texas that is part of the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 26,575.[7] Southlake is known for public schools, Southlake Town Square, its wealth, Gateway Church and Carroll High School's 8-time state champion football team.[8]


  • History 1
  • Overview 2
  • Economy 3
    • Top employers 3.1
  • Geography 4
    • Surrounding municipalities 4.1
  • Demographics 5
    • Median Income for Southlake by Age 5.1
  • Local government 6
  • Neighborhoods 7
  • Highways 8
  • Notable people 9
  • Education 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12


The Southlake area was settled by pioneers in the 1840s, but was not incorporated as Southlake until 1956, four years after Grapevine Lake was finished.[9] Before incorporation, the settlements of Whites Chapel, Dove, Union Church and Jellico made up present day Southlake. The area remained rural until the completion of the DFW International Airport in the 1970s. Due to the close proximity to the airport, Southlake became a boom-burb throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. As of 2012, Southlake's population is almost at full capacity, with around 27,000 residents. The expected build-out population is projected around 34,000 residents.


In December 2008, named Southlake the most affluent neighborhood in the United States based on average median household income estimates.[10] The mean household income for the city of Southlake is $216,393.[11] In 2009, Southlake's zip code, 76092, was ranked as the richest zip code in the United States with a population between 10,000–25,000 people. The average home in Southlake costs around $784,522 and has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and around 4,000 square feet (370 m2).


Sabre Holdings, an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Southlake in the Solana business park. Industrial businesses include gasoline storage and distribution and concrete works on the east side of town off Highway 114 near DFW Airport.

Southlake is well known for its Southlake Town Square project, a shopping center located on State Highway 114 and Southlake Boulevard. A plan was approved in March 2005 that allowed the Town Square's area to be doubled. The new additions to Town Square were completed in the summer of 2006, making it one of the most popular shopping centers in the Metroplex.

Top employers

According to Southlake’s 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[12] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Sabre Holdings 3,000
2 Carroll ISD 1123
3 Verizon Wireless 367
4 Gateway Church 570
5 Keller Williams 487
6 Central Market 360
7 City of Southlake 337


Southlake is located at (32.946678, −97.145230).[13] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.5 square miles (58 km2), of which, 21.9 square miles (57 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (2.45%) is water.

Surrounding municipalities


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 21,519 people, 6,414 households, and 5,958 families residing in the city. The population density was 983.0 people per square mile (379.6/km²). There were 6,614 housing units at an average density of 302.1 per square mile (116.7/km²). The ethnic makeup of the city was 94.54% White, 1.39% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other ethnic groups, and 1.20% from two or more ethnic groups. Hispanic or Latino of any ethnic group were 3.67% of the population.

There were 6,414 households out of which 60.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 88.0% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 7.1% were non-families. 5.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.35 and the average family size was 3.48. The average listing price for homes for sale in Southlake TX was $883,109 for the week ending Jan 08.[16] 3,997 of the 6,602 occupied houses have nine or more rooms. 4,660 of the occupied houses have four or more bedrooms. 3,342 of the 6,602 occupied houses have two cars. 2,348 of these houses have three or more cars. 3,790 of these houses cost more than $300,000.

In the city the population was spread out with 37.1% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 3.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

According to a 2011 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was in excess of $194,000, higher than any other city in the DFW Metroplex, and the median income for a family was $176,259. The mean household income for the city of Southlake is $216,393.[11] Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $46,042 for females. The per capita income for the city was $47,597. As of 2010, 43% of homes had an income of more than $200,000.[17] About 1.3% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

Median Income for Southlake by Age


Age Median Income
25-34 $162,283
35-44 $176,297
45-54 $190,261
55-64 $190,726
65-74 $182,447
75+ $178,043

Local government

Incorporated in 1956, the City of Southlake’s home rule charter was approved by voters on April 4, 1987, operating under a Council-Manager form of government. Services provided by the City under general governmental functions include public events, public safety, planning and development, engineering, street maintenance, parks operation and maintenance, recreation, library services, and general administrative services. According to the city’s 2013-2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city’s various funds had $104.2 million in revenues, $79.6 million in expenditures, $678.6 million in total assets, $182.1 million in total liabilities, and $108.8 million in cash and investments. [19]

The structure of the management and coordination of city services is: [20]

City Department Director
City Manager Shana K. Yelverton
Assistant City Manager Alison D. Ortowski
Assistant City Manager Benjamin E. Thatcher
Chief Financial Officer Sharen Jackson
Police Chief James Brandon
Fire Chief Michael Starr
Economic Development Director Shannon Hamon
Human Resources Director Stacey S. Black
Planning and Development Services Director Ken Baker
Public Works Director Robert Price
City Secretary Lori Payne


In the early 1990s when Southlake began developing master-planned neighborhoods, the minimum lot size was 1-acre (4,000 m2). Later the City of Southlake reduced the minimum lot size to 1/2 acre, and later 1/3 of an acre. These master-planned upscale neighborhoods began popping up all over the western portion of Southlake Boulevard. Some of the larger upscale neighborhoods developed in the 90's along Southlake Boulevard include The Hills of Monticello, Monticello Estates, Stoneridge Lakes, Myers Meadow, Stone Lakes, Timber Lake, Southridge Lakes and Timarron, which includes the Timarron Country Club. In the 2000s when the earlier neighborhoods were finishing out, Southlake began developing portions of its picturesque countryside into luxury neighborhoods. Some of the newer luxury neighborhoods include Clariden Ranch, Estes Park, Stratford Park, Cambridge Place, Shady Oaks, Westwick Hills, The Enclave, Laurelwood Park, Villas Del Sol, Palomar Estates, The Reserve of Southlake, Coventry Manor, and Versailles.

English Country estate in Southlake
English Tudor mansion
House in Southlake
Mediterranean house in Southlake
Old World home, one of the most common style of new homes
Large home


Notable people


The vast majority of Southlake is in the 100% TEA Exemplary-rated Carroll Independent School District. This school district contains the following schools:


  • Carroll Elementary School
  • Old Union Elementary School
  • Rockenbaugh Elementary School
  • Walnut Grove Elementary School
  • Johnson Elementary School[21]


  • Eubanks Intermediate School
  • Durham Intermediate School[21]


  • Dawson Middle School
  • Carroll Middle School[21]

High schools:

All Carroll ISD schools share the logo and mascot of the dragon. The school system is a huge part of the city and Carroll athletics is most residents' highest priority. The school district is currently ranked by the Texas Education Agency as the largest all exemplary school district in the state.

The Denton County portions of the city are in the Northwest Independent School District, while the extreme western portions are in the Keller Independent School District, and extreme eastern portions are in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. As of the 2013-2014 school year, any residents of the city of Southlake that lives outside of the Carroll ISD boundaries are allowed to attend a Carroll ISD school, if they apply through the school district. All of the district's schools are listed as "Exemplary" by Texas Education Association standards.


  1. ^ a b Staff (2012). "Contacting Elected Officials". Southlake Government. City of Southlake. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Staff (2012). "Districts By City". Who Represents Me?. Texas House of Representatives. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ Staff (2010). "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010".  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  6. ^ "Population of Texas Cities and Towns Sorted by County". The County Information Project Texas Association of Counties. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Southlake city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  8. ^ Wright, Michael. "Southlake Carroll Wins 8th All-Time Championship". Lone Star Gridiron. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
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  10. ^'s-Most-Affluent-Neighborhoods
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  12. ^ City of Southlake CAFR Retrieved 2015-07-08
  13. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  14. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
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  19. ^ City of Southlake 2013-14 CAFR Retrieved 2015-06-30
  20. ^ City of Southlake FY2014-15 Budget Retrieved 2015-06-30
  21. ^ a b c d

External links

  • City of Southlake official website
  • Southlake Style, lifestyle magazine
  • Southlake Chamber of Commerce
  • newspaperSouthlake JournalThe
  • Southlake community website,
  • Southlake Town Square
  • Visit Southlake Texas
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